1.Consider the following statements related to Atal ranking ARIIA 2020:
1.The Atal Rankings of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) 2020 has been released .
2.In 2018, IIT Madras emerged as the top Innovative Institution and also was one of the top 10 institutes in Public funded categories.
Which of the above statement/statements are correct?
A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2
2.Consider the following statements:
1.Price Monitoring and Resource Unit (PMRU) set up in Karnataka.
2.Constituted in 1987, it is a government regulatory agency that controls the prices of pharma drugs in the country.
3.This organization publishes the lists of medicines and their maximum prices under the Drug Prices Control Order (DPCO).
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
A. 1 and 2 are correct
B. 1 and 3 are correct
C. 2 and 3 are correct
D. All of the above
3.Which of the following banks has launched ‘DIGITAL APNAYEN’ campaign to encourage customers to use digital banking channels?
A. Punjab National Bank
B. Bank of baroda
C. Bank of india
D. United Bank of India
4.Which intergovernmental organization has launched project ’Nirmanshree’ for enhancing the women skill towards housing construction sector?
B. EUROPEAN UNION
5.Team of researchers of which institutions have developed a sustainable process for making brick-like structures named “Space Bricks” on the surface of the moon in association with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)?
A. Central Road Research Institute (CSIR-CRRI), New Delhi
B. Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
C. Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore
D. Central Building Research Institute (CSIR-CBRI), Roorkee
6.The National Stock Exchange of India jointly developed and launched Platform for Investor Education (PIE), an online investor education resource centre with which Business school?
A. Indian Institute of Management Kanpur
B. Indian Institute of Management Delhi
C. Indian Institute of Management Ranchi
D. Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
7.Famous sportsperson Chetan Chauhan passed away recently, he was associated with which sports?
8.Who has won the Formula One Spanish Grand Prix 2020 held at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Spain?
A. Max Verstappen
B. Lewis Hamilton
C. Walteri Bottas
D. Fernando Alonso
The Atal Rankings of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) 2020 has been released .IIT-Madras has again topped the rankings. SR Engineering College, Telangana has topped the top private higher education institution in the country. Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ and Minister of State for Education Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre were also present at the ceremony.
Ranking of Center funded institution
Among the self finance category, SR Engineering College, Telangana topped the ARIIA Ranking 2020. In the category of private institutions, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT), Odisha was the top performer. Under Women (only higher educational institutions), Avinashilingam Institue for Home Science and Higher Education for Women emerged as the top performer. Under the category of State Funded Autonomous Institutions, College of Engineering Pune, Maharashtra was the top performer. The Institute of Chemical Technology, Maharashtra was the top performer in State Funded Universities category.
Centrally funded institutions
Therefore, in all the ranking is released under six categories including the public funded category.
Indicators of the rankings
Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers Shri DV Sadananda Gowda has announced the establishment of a Price Monitoring and Resource Unit (PMRU) in Karnataka.
What are Price Monitoring and Resource Units (PMRU)?
Punjab National Bank has launched a campaign named ‘DIGITAL APNAYEN’ to encourage customers to use digital banking channels. The campaign launched by the bank’s Managing Director S S Mallikarjuna Rao on the occasion of Independence Day is till March 31, 2021. PNB encourage customers to use digital channels and participate in the noble cause of donating to the PM CARES Fund for COVID-19.
Under the campaign:
PNB Headquarters: New Delhi.
PNB Founded: 19 May 1894, Lahore, Pakistan.
PNB Founders: Lala Lajpat Rai, Dyal Singh Majithia.
European Union has launched project ’Nirmanshree’ for enhancing the women skill towards housing construction sector. This is the first-of-its-kind sustainable housing on a large scale in India with 1-million-euro. The project will be implemented in Beed and Osmanabad districts of Maharashtra and the Dhenkanal and Jajpur districts of Odisha. A non-profit organisation, Habitat for Humanity India has also join hands with EU for funding this project. The total cost of the project is EUR 9,49,694 (INR 7,40,85,628 or US$1,075,307).90 percent of fund provides by EU and remaining 10 percent will be issued by Habitat for Humanity India.
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has developed sustainable process to make space bricks on lunar surface. It will enable making load bearing bricks by using lunar soil, bacteria and guar beans along with assembling structures for habitation on the moon surface in future. It uses urea sourced from human urine, which could be mixed with lunar soil to build structures on the moon decreasing overall expenditure considerably.
Need for Space Brick:
Raw Materials used in Space Brick:
About Indian Institute of Science (IISc):
About Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO):
National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) Investor Protection Fund Trust (NSE IPFT) and Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) have jointly developed and launched Platform for Investor Education (PIE), an online investor education resource centre. The PIE was launched in a virtual meet attended by Mr. Nagendraa Parakh, Executive Director of SEBI, Mr. Vikram Limaye MD & CEO of NSE and Professor Rishikesha T Krishnan, Director of IIM Bangalore. PIE will serve as a unique platform to impart investor education in a simpler way through video, audio and other digital media formats.
Former Indian cricketer and Minister of Uttar Pradesh Chetan Chauhan (73 years) passed away due to COVID-19 complications. He played 40 Tests matches during his 12-year career and scored 2084 runs with 16 half-centuries and 2 wickets. He also played Ranji Trophy for Maharashtra and Delhi. He was conferred with Arjuna Award in 1981. He served as Minister for youth and sports in Uttar Pradesh Cabinet in 2018 and also as Minister of Sainik Welfare, PRD and Civil Security.
Mercedes Formula 1 racer Lewis Hamilton (Great Britain) has won Formula One Spanish Grand Prix 2020. This was his 4th win of Formula 1, 2020 series and 88th Formula-1 victory of his overall victory. He made outright record 156th podium finish during his masterful victory at the Spanish Grand Prix. Max Verstappan (Red Bull – Netherlands) bagged the second position, followed by Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes- Finland).
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